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Definition of Alms

Alms
Alms Alms, n. sing. & pl. [OE. almes, almesse, AS. [ae]lmysse, fr. L. eleemosyna, Gr. ? mercy, charity, alms, fr. ? to pity. Cf. Almonry, Eleemosynary.] Anything given gratuitously to relieve the poor, as money, food, or clothing; a gift of charity. A devout man . . . which gave much alms to the people. --Acts x. 2. Alms are but the vehicles of prayer. --Dryden. Tenure by free alms. See Frankalmoign. --Blackstone. Note: This word alms is singular in its form (almesse), and is sometimes so used; as, ``asked an alms.' --Acts iii. 3.``Received an alms.' --Shak. It is now, however, commonly a collective or plural noun. It is much used in composition, as almsgiver, almsgiving, alms bag, alms chest, etc.

Meaning of Alms from wikipedia

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